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speech to the democratic delegates at the convention last night in his support of president barack obama. as fox's doug luzader reports from charlotte, president obama will accept the renomination tonight with a little change in plans. >> reporter: there has been some last-minute drama here but last night former president bill clinton largely stuck to his script and made the case for president obama. one convention, two presidents. president obama came on stage to thank former president clinton for what amounted to a full-throated endorsement. [ applause and cheers ] >> i proudly nominate him to be the standard-bearer of the democratic party. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: he would hold the stage here for nearly an hour, well over his allotted time. but he fired up the crowd and he answered a question that has vexed democrats in recent day: are we better off now than we were four years ago? >> we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. are we doing better than that today? >> yes! >> the answer is yes. >> reporter: in the end, the clinton speech was exactly what the obama campaign wanted
highest level. >>> and turning to the campaign trail now, new polls show president obama is emerging from the democratic national convention with a slight lead. and the u.s. capital building is already being prepared for inauguration day. fox 5's melanie alnwick has the latest on the campaign trail live from capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the west terrace of the capital will be closed starting today for the workers to begin to install the stands that we are going to see all over the place here for inauguration day 2013. hard to believe that they have to get ready this far in advance but it will be upon us before we know it. but who is sworn in on january 21st will depend on what happens between now and november. and it does appear that president obama is getting a small bump in the polls. here's a look at the numbers. the latest gallup poll of registered voters showing president obama with a 5-point lead, 49-44% just outside the margin of error. the president hit florida sunday. 29 delegates up for grabs there. real clear politics shows mr. obama with a slight lead although
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
barack obama is heading out west after an economy themed rally in las vegas. mitt romney will hold an event at his campaign office in jacksonville, florida. >>> a week after her energizing speech at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take you
obama for the violence. there are also anti-american protests in other parts of the middle east including tunisia and morocco. >>> in egypt, protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo continue for a third day. these are live pictures behind us now. the angry demonstrations were reportedly sparked by a film made in the u.s. that insults mohammed. >> but there are now reports that al qaeda may have planned the protest. in libya, the fbi is launching an investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: a team of 50 specially trained u.s. marines was deployed overnight to tripoli. president bush spoke to egypt and libya as it's becoming clear your what may have been behind these attacks. more protests overnight in egypt but they were met with what appeared to be a strong police presence. and while what's happening here may still be a response to a u.s. filmmaker who uploaded a video that offended many muslims, it's become increasingly clear that what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been som
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